Josephine McCormick | Statements



2004 University of Ulster, Ph.D Fine Art Printmaking, Belfast

1993 Camberwell College of Art, MA Fine Art Printmaking (Dist.) London

1992 Croydon College of Art, Post Grad Diploma, Fine Art Printmaking and Bookbinding, (Merit)

1988 Liverpool John Moores University BA (hons) Fine Art (1.1)

Collaborative Research Projects

'Sound Works' A collaborative project with Dr Eric Lyon from the Sonic Arts Research Centre, [SARC] Queens University, Belfast. Dr Lyon lectures in Composition and Music Software Development at SARC. The suite of prints will be based on experimental sound works and cymatic patterns.

'Interrupted Vision' A collaborative project with Tom Edgar, director of the Northern Ireland Technology Centre, Queens University, Belfast, based on the production of 3D modeling of the interior of the eye.

'The Sans Vista Wood Type Project, Pennsylvania.' CNC mediated wood type research project. Funded by the Centre of Material Culture studies, University of Delaware.

'Initiated' by Tricia Treacy and Ashley John Pigford as a collaborative interplay between venerable/archaic and experimental / modern technology in an effort to produce a hybrid form of typographic design where the production is ingrained in the product. The project will be showcased at amongst other venues, Yale University, College Book Arts Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, Columbia College, Chicago


2013 Touch Vista Sans Wood Type Project USA

1993 Camberwell College of Art, MA Fine Art Printmaking (Dist.) London

2001 Printmaking Today, Article: Vista Sans Wood Type Project

Group Exhibitions

2018 "The View from Earth, the View from Space" Eastside Gallery, NI Science Festival 15.02.18 15.03.18

2018 International Contemporary Print Making/Forum - Luxembourg CEPA Centre pour la Promotion des Arts & Empreinte Atelier de Gravure, Au Carre, Hollerich, Luxembourg - 19.04.18 - 01.05.18

2017 "Impressions" Printmaking Biennial Exhibition, Centre for the Creative Arts & Media, Galway Arts Festival 15.07.17- 30.07.17

2017 "The Art of Printmaking" Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast 03.08.17- 01.09.17

2017 "Passion for Print"- Belfast Print Workshop - 07.12.12 - 16.12.17

2017 "40 Cubed", Crescent Arts Centre - 08.10.17 - 29.10.17

2016 Print as Product, Belfast Print Workshop Gallery 17.03.16

2016 Residents Exhibition - Digital Arts Studio - PS2 Gallery, Belfast. 26.05.16- 04.06.17

2016 "1916" Touring Exhibition Venues:

  • Cork Printmakers - 21.03.16 - 19.05.16
  • Limerick Print Workshop - 27.03.16 - 24.05.16
  • Black Church Studio, Dublin - 12.05.16 - 07.06.16
  • Ulster Museum, Belfast - 02.06.16 - 02.07.16

2012 Colourful Impressions; The Joy of Modern Prints, Grosvenor Museum, Chester

2012 VSWTP Exhibition, Press Street Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, USA

2012 VSWTP Exhibition, Special Collections at Yale University, USA

2011 Pecha Kucha: Experimental Book Arts: Black Box, Belfast

2011 Mini Print Exhibition, Belfast Print Workshop

2011 Belfast Print Workshop celebrating 35 years of Prints Centre for Printmaking., Minneopolis., USA

2011 Exchange, School of Art Gallery, RMIT in collaboration with NCAD Dublin

2010 PrinTwins, An Amalgamation of Artistic Disciplines, BPW

2010 Predominantly Blue, Belfast Print Workshop

2010 Hotplate International Exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton

2010 Novosibirsk Graphic Biennial, State Museum Novosibirsk, Russia

2010 33 Exhibition from the Belfast Print Workshop Archives, BPW

Gallery Representation
  • 2018 Artisann Gallery, Belfast
  • 2018 Belfast Print Workshop, Belfast
  • Digital Arts Studios Residency, Belfast, Northern Ireland. 01.02.16 - 01.05.16
  • Inter-being Sound (Performance) in collaboration with B-beyond, the Sonic Arts Research Centre, (SARC) with Bartolome Ferrando, Queens University, Belfast. 21.01.16
  • Convenor:"What is Creativity" speakers included Tony Weekes, Ecological Economist, Bronagh Lawson, Founder of Creative Change NI and Robert Hilken, Northern Ireland Manager of Visual Arts Ireland, Agape Centre, Belfast. 08.03.16

2012 VSWTP work showcased at College Book Arts Association Annual Conference, San Francisco

2011 VSWTP work showcased at Wood Type Evolved: Experimental Letterpress & Relief Printing in the 21st Century. Centre for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago, USA

2010 Print Symposium: New Print/New Language. Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, UK

Solo Shows

2018 "Flax Field" - Linen Hall Library, Linen Biennale Northern Ireland 03.08.18 - 31.08.18

2017 "The Sounds of Science" Artisann Gallery, NI Science Festival - 02.02.17 - 25.02.17

2012 Retrospective, Belfast Print Workshop Gallery

2011 Household Festival Solo Show

2009 Liquid States La Boca Belfast, N. Ireland

2007 Excavating The Present Black Box, Belfast

2006 Trace RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

2006 Hand Held Castlereagh 6th Visual Arts Festival

2004 Vivid, Old Museum, Belfast, N. Ireland

2003 Solo Show,University of Ulster Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland

1998 MYAM, Telfords Warehouse, Chester, UK

1997 Solo Show, Academy of Art, San Francisco, USA

1997 Sudarium, Editions Gallery, Liverpool

1994 Artmearse, Tricycle Gallery, London, England

1993 Solo Show, Royal Pavillion Gallery, Brighton

1993 Interview, Artemidorus Gallery, London

1985 Chinese Drawings, Bridewell Gallery, Liverpool

1988 Hive Mythos, Liverpool Playhouse Gallery

1986 Blatent Images, Art and Research Exchange, Belfast

1983 Solo Show, Murdock Lothian Gallery, Liverpool

1981 Latent Images, Art and Research Exchange, Belfast

International Residencies

2013 Atelier Contrepoint, Paris, France

2006 RMIT University, International Artist in Residence Program, Melbourne, Australia

2004 Australian Print Workshop, Artist in Residence, Melbourne, Australia

2002 Atelier Contrepoint, Paris, France

1997 San Francisco Art Academy, Artist in Residence, San Francisco, USA

Publications / Catalog (Selection)

2009 6th Novosibirsk Graphic Biennial Sept 2009 Martynov, Andrey, Nazansky, Vladimir, Rooms, Verle, Gollifer, Sue, Besant, Derek, Popov, Sergei and Kiyono, Koichi (2009) 2009 Novosibirsk Graphic Art Biennial. State Museum of Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk, Russia. ISBN 978-5-90-26-05-

2007 A Skilled Hand And Cultivated Mind: A Guide To The Architecture And Art Of RMIT University' RMIT University Melbourne 2007 H.Edquist., E. Grierson. 2008. ISBN 978-1-921166-91-4

2007 Excavating the Present; The Archaeology of Visual Residue, Fragmentation and Meaning. Paper delivered at Impact Conference.

2004 The Application of CAD/CAM Technology in the Remediation of the Viscosity Process DPhil: Fine Art Printmaking, University of Ulster, Belfast, N. Ireland

2004 'Printmaking it' (Re - Edit 2005) Film of Print work. Funded by the Arts Council of N. Ireland

2003 Designed Logo for Transitional Justice Institute, Belfast, N. Ireland

2001 Article in Printmaking Today Printmaking it real, Josephine Mc Cormick investigates a process combining the latest digital engineering technology with S.W. Hayter's viscosity printmaking techniques Vol. 10 Winter 2001

1998 Print Convenor for Digital Printmaking within 'Digital Aesthetics' I.S.E.A., International Symposium on Electronic Art, Liverpool.

1997 Designed RSA National Qualification in Art and Design for GNVQ (General National Vocational Qualification)

1995 'ArtShed' Presentation of Radio Arts Programme Chester

1995 Electronic publication, Digital Creativity - CD ROM, Published Computers in Art and Design Education, CADE ISBN Number: 1.871966 23X. Co-author: Suzette Warden, University of Brighton, Publisher, University of Brighton


2007 IMPACT, Estonia Presented Paper at Conference

2002 Drawn to Print, Conference, Camberwell College of Art, London

2002 C.A.D.E., Computers in Art and Design Education, University of Brighton

1999 IMPACT, University of the West of England, Bristol

1998 ISEA, Liverpool

Work in the Collections of.

Bank Nationale de Paris, France, Hambros Bank, London Bank of Ireland, Mitsubishi Trade Union Centre, Japan, RMIT University, Melbourne, ChongQing Municipal Museum, China, Academy of Art, San Francisco, Wellcome Trust, Belfast, Australian Print Workshop, The British Council, N. Ireland, The Bank of Ireland, Belfast Print Workshop, Belfast, The Ulster Museum, Belfast, The Grosvenor Museum, Chester, University of Ulster, Belfast, Murdock Lothian Gallery, Liverpool, Private Collections America, Finland, Japan, Germany and Greece


1999 Printmaking Lecturer, Belfast Metropolitan College

1997-1998 Lecturer, West Cheshire College

1998 Lecturer, Staffordshire University


1996-1997 Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire

1994-1998 Printmaking Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University

Awards and Bursaries

2013 British Council Award

2013 Arts Council Award, Support for the Individual Artist Award

2009 Arts Council of Northern Ireland/The National Lottery, Support for the Individual Artist Award

2009 Victoria Square and Arts and Business Print Prize

2006 Arts Council of Northern Ireland Travel Award, Belfast, N. Ireland

2004 Arts Council of Northern Ireland Travel Award, Belfast, N. Ireland

2004 British Council Award, Belfast, N. Ireland

2001 Falmouth Student Print Prize, Falmouth, England

1993 Broekman Gallery Prize, Chester

1993 Printmakers Council Award and Michael Rothenstein Trophy London

Group Shows

2010 Hotplate Phoenix, Brighton

2010 Exchange Rmit, Melbourne

2010 Attended Printmaking symposium Phoenix

2010 Glasgow Print Fair, Glasgow

2010 33 Exhibition from the BPW (Belfast print Worshop) Archives

2010 PrinTWIN Collaborative project, Belfast Print Workshop

2010 Moods & Sensations: Evocative Art from the Collection, Grosvenor Museum, Chester

2009 6th Novosibirsk Graphic Biennial, State Museum of Novosibirsk Russia

2009 World Mobile Congress, Invest Northern Ireland Stand, Barcelona, Spain

2009 25/25 BPW touring Exhibition, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

2009 Tall Ships Victoria Square and Arts & Business. Belfast., N.Ireland

2008 127th RUA Exhibition, Titanic Drawing Offices, Belfast

2008 Other Work, Belfast Print Workshop

2007 The 12 Inch Rule, Belfast Print Workshop

2007 126th RUA Exhibition, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast

25/25 BPW Touring Exhibition Shown at:

2007 Graphic Print Studio, Dublin

2007 Droigheda Arts Centre

2007 Martha Street Studios, Winnipeg, Canada

2006 Clotworthy Arts Centre, Antrim

2006 Gordon Gallery, Derry

2006 The Naughton Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland

2006 Case Studies, Belfast Print Workshop,Belfast, N.Ireland


2005 Annual Exhibition, Belfast Print Workshop

2004 Group Show, Waterfront Hall, Belfast, N. Ireland

2004 Thirty Years of the University of Ulster Print Workshop Touring Exhibition. USA. and Japan

2004 Group Show, Chong Qing Municipal Museum in association with the Muban Foundation, China

1999 Verein fur Orginal Radierung,Munich, Germany

1997 Group Show Ekaterinberg Museum, Ekaterinberg, Russia

1996 Manchester Royal Academy,Manchester

1996 Recent Acquisitions,Ulster Museum, Belfast, N. Ireland

1996 Cyclades Touring Exhibition, Aenaon International Centre of Fine Arts,Athens, Greece

1994 Group Show, Belfast Print Workshop, Belfast, N. Ireland

1994 The third Annual 'Salon des Graphiques' Curwen Gallery, London

1994 Group Show, The Hatton Gallery University of Newcastle

1994 Estampes D'Outre, MancheCross Channel Prints, Musse Adzak Paris, France

1994 The National Open Print Competition and Michael Rothenstein Trophy Scarborough Art Gallery Scarborough, Yorkshire

1993 The Second 'Salon Des Graphiques',Curwen Gallery, London

1993 'Making a Print' PMC Touring Exhibition, Hampshire County Museums Service,

Work Shown at:

1993 Eastleigh Museum, Eastly

1993 Willis Museum, Basingtoke

1993 Andover Museum, Andover, England

1993 Westbury Manor Museum, Fareham, England

1993 Allen Gallery, Alton, England

1993 Havant Gallery, Havant, England

1993 Red House Museum, Christchurch, England


1993 Vivid, An exhibition in Print, Group Exhibition Camberwell Printmakers, Alternative Art Galleries, London

1993 Summer Exhibition The Broekman Gallery

1993 MA Exhibition Camberwell College of Art

1993 Group Show Railings Gallery, London

1993 Contemporary Paintings and Prints, PMC, Barbican Centre, London

1993 Four Contemporary Printmakers Nottingham University Gallery

1993 25 Down' Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool

1992 MA Show, Camberwell College of Art, London

1992 Vision 20/20 London Ecology Centre Gallery, London

1992 Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition, Londo

1992 The Broekman Gallery, Chester

1992 Miniature Print International Exhibition Cadaques, Barcelona, Spain

1992 Group Show, The Illustrators Gallery, London

1992 Royal Ulster Academy Belfast, N. Ireland

1992 Group Show, PMC The National Theatre, London

1992 Print Principle, Mall Gallery, London

1992 Small Print Exhibition, Washington

1991 Group Show, Cool Tan Building, Brixton Art Gallery, London

1991 Group Show, Merz Contemporary Art, London

1991 Pullit Cool Tan Building, Brixton, London

1991 Loose Briefs, London

1991 The Art of the Printmaker, Royal Festival Hall, London

1991 Group Show, Wyvern Gallery, Dublin, Eire

1991 Group Show, Fisher Gallery, Covent Garden, London

1990 International Open Miniature Print Exhibition Intaglio Printmakers Gallery, London

1990 Printworks The Black Swan, Nat West Gallery, London

1990 PMC Group Show, The Crypt Gallery, London

1990 The Art of the Printmaker, Royal Festival Hall, London

1989 Print Exhibition, The Morley Gallery, Westminster,London

1989 RUA Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast, N. Ireland

1989 British Miniature Print International Exhibition Bristol Museum and Art Gallery Bristol

1989 Entirely Intaglio, Royal Festival Hall, London

1989 The Railings Gallery,London

1988 Eight Merseyside Painters, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool

1988 Print Exhibition, The Morley Gallery, Westminster, London

1988 RUA Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast, N .Ireland

1987 Exhibition of work by Merseyside Artists Touring Exhibition

Work Shown at:

1987 Prescot Museum, Liverpool

1987 Grosvenor Museum, Chester

1987 Williamson Art Gallery, Liverpool

1986 Human Rights Exhibition, Amnesty International, Hanover Gallery, Liverpool

1986 Exhibition of work by Merseyside Artists Touring Exhibition

Work Shown at:

1986 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

1986 Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport

1986 St Helens Museum and Art Gallery, Liverpool


1985 Royal Ulster Academy, Ulster Museum, Belfast, N.Ireland

1984 Artdex, Williamson Art Gallery, Liverpool

1984 Small Works, Bluecoat Gallery,Liverpool

1983 Bluecoat Invitational, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool

1983 Summer Show, Tom Caldwell Gallery,Belfast, N.Ireland

1983 Exhibition of work by Merseyside Artists Touring Exhibition

Work Shown at:

1983 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

1983 Williamson Art Gallery, and Museum

1983 Atkinson Art Gallery and Museum

1983 Grosvenor Museum, Chester

1983 St Helens Museum and Art Gallery


1982 Open Exhibition, Liverpool Artists Workshop, Liverpool

1982 Group Show, School of Architecture, Liverpool

1982 Royal Ulster Academy, Ulster Museum, Belfast, N. Ireland

1981 Group Show, Tom Caldwell Gallery, Belfast/ Dublin

1981 Royal Ulster Academy, Ulster Museum, Belfast

1981 'Aspects of Drawing', Artists Collective of N. Ireland, Belfast, N. Ireland


1992 Design Commission for Rembrandt's Hat, Oxford, England

1993 Design Commission for Christopher New Soho, London

1993 Illustrated cover of Camberwell College of Arts prospectus

1988 Illustrated Black State Choir Single

1986 Designed and Illustrated. cover 'Twist and Samba', Liverpool

1986 Art work for Theatre production of 'Behind Midnight', Liverpool Poster and Programme Illustrations

1985 Illustrated Dutch Poetry Magazine 'Parallel'

1984 Illustrated Poetry Magazine 'Smoke', Liverpool England